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Create a selfie GIF in Google Messages

You can film and send a short video to your chats from Google Messages.

Create a selfie GIF

  1. Open Google Messages .
  2. Open or start a conversation.
  3. In the message bar, touch and hold the Camera .
    • If available, you can also record a selfie GIF by tapping a prompt in the conversation.
  4. A countdown appears to give you time to prepare. The recording starts and ends automatically.
    • You can also manually start recording by pressing a red button.
    • You don't have an option to send the selfie GIF while recording.
  5. When the recording ends, tap Send Send.


  • You can record a selfie GIF for 3 seconds.
  • You can access selfie GIF that are saved on your device’s camera roll.
  • You can't edit recordings. To redo a recording, tap Restart .

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